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   Chapter 27 You, Have Dinner With Me

Bittersweet By ANASTASIA GRAVES Characters: 7224

Updated: 2020-03-15 00:21


Nicole was shocked and her face turned pale immediately.

"Mom..." Standing aside and sensing the weird atmosphere, Jim was frightened and held back what he was going to say.

"Jim, go get some hot water." Judy said in a harsher tone.

Not daring to disobey her order, Jim agreed obediently. Then he carried the thermos bottle and walked out of the ward, looking back repeatedly.

As soon as he went out, Judy cast a sharp glance at Nicole.

Nicole felt guilty, but she didn't dare to offend Judy. She had to move slowly to his mother's bed. After a while, she whispered, "Mom, I think it's not bad for me to divorce Austin. I felt much easier."

"Do you really think so?"

"Yes." Nicole was afraid that Judy would worry about her, so she quickly said, "Mom, I don't think it's a bad idea to get divorced. It's true. I live much more freely now, and I have more time to take care of you. I'm very happy."

Judy kept silent for a while and sighed with a hint of helplessness and sadness on her face. "Nicole, be honest with me. Did you get divorced because of me?"

Nicole was shocked. She hurriedly held Judy's hands and said, "of course not, mom, how could you think in this way? Before your surgery, I divorced Austin, not because of you."

"Then... Then why? " Judy didn't believe it.

Nicole bit her lips and didn't know how to tell her mother.

If she told her mother that she got divorced because Austin had an affair, she would be furious. But if she didn't tell the truth, her mother wouldn't believe that the divorce had nothing to do with her illness.

People who got sick were always sensitive, not to mention that their mother was afraid of being her burden.

After hesitating for a while, under the pressure of Judy, Nicole stuttered, "Mom, I divorced Austin because I didn't love him anymore. He fell in love with someone else. So we have divorced peacefully."

"Don't lie to me. Austin came to see me the other day. You two looked fine." Judy refuted immediately.

"Mom, I didn't lie to you. We didn't tell you about this because I didn't want you to be worried, which was bad for your health. You know that Austin and I don't have a deep relationship. We just got married. It wasn't a big deal to separate peacefully."

Judy stared closely at Nicole as if she wanted to find out the flaws on her face, and said, "Let's leave it aside for how inappropriate you are towards marriage. I ask you, did the Liang family pay for the medical expenses?"

When it came to this, Judy seemed to think of the day when she was insulted by Selina. She breathed rapidly and looked even worse.

Nicole was afraid that her mother would pass out again, so she immediately comforted her mother, "Mom, don't worry. Listen to me slowly. The doctor said that the most fear for you now is to be angry. Don't be angry."

"I won't be angry if you tell me the truth."

"Mom, when we decided to have the surgery for you at the beginning, I really couldn't get any money in my pocket, so I did borrow some money from Austin. But as soon as I got the money, I immediately gave it back to him. I don't owe him any money at all now." Nicole said to her mother.

Judy frowned and asked, "Why Austin's mom..."

"That's because Austin hasn't told his mother about it!" Nicole also became angry when she mentioned this. "Austin apologized to me. He said he didn't do it on purpose. But I think he just came here to make trouble."

Nicole said angrily. But when she saw Judy's sullen face, she hurriedly added, "Mom, we have divorced. We don't owe them anything. Don't think about it a

nymore. Just take care of yourself."

Since Nicole got married with Austin, the Du family had known Selina's character well. Judy shook her head with a sigh.

"Nicole, our family is a burden on you."

"Mom, don't say that. I feel enough for my whole life with you and Jim by my side. I really don't think it is a burden for me at all. The Liang family has never treated me as a member of their family. Only you and Jim are my family members. You must take good care of yourself."

With tears in their eyes, Nicole and Judy fell into silence. Neither of them spoke again.

Outside the door, Jim was listening to the whole conversation with a thermos bottle in his hand. He clenched his fists and was indignant in his heart. He thought to himself, 'I treat Austin as my brother-in-law. I didn't expect that he would divorce my sister so early and pretend to be nothing happened, what an asshole!'

Since he was still young, he tended to view things in an extreme way. He instantly took for granted that Austin was a bad guy and swore that he would never treat him nicely next time he met him!

After explaining things about the divorce to her mother, Nicole was relieved to see that her mother was not as over reacted.

Of course, Judy asked her where the operation fees came from. She dared not tell her the truth, so she cheated Judy that she borrowed money from a rich female classmate in college.

The reason why Nicole said so was that her mother had met that female classmate, who drove a sports car to go to the Du family, so it was easy to be convinced.

As expected, Judy heaved a sigh because of owing a favor, but she didn't ask any more questions.

--

The doctor's diagnosis was very accurate. After Judy fainted and woke up again, she indeed had a situation of memory deterioration.

One of the most obvious signs was that she often forgot what she had said before when she was talking. Sometimes she was very sober, and sometimes her words were disordered. Seeing this, Nicole and Jim felt very sad, but they were at a loss what to do.

Modern medical science was developed well, but the disease could not be cured easily. Nicole knew that doctors were trying their best, but she still could not help going to the doctor's office again and again.

"Doctor, is it really unable to come up with any other solution due to my mom's current condition? I am afraid that she will lose her mind,"

The doctor put down the test report and said, "Currently, your mother can only cooperate with the drug treatment. She can't be too anxious, but you don't have to worry too much, as long as there is no accident, she won't get worse."

"Okay, thank you, doctor."

Lowering her head, Nicole walked slowly against the wall. She truly felt what it means by saying that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

"Ah--"

She kept her head down and didn't look at the road. She had to stop until she hit someone.

"Sorry, I didn't... See..." Nicole raised her head and lowered her voice after she saw the man who was bumped into by her.

The man in front of her was silent and stared at her expressionlessly.

Nicole looked away, her body stiffened, and her voice was sullen. "Why are you here all of a sudden?"

"I haven't had dinner yet."

"Why don't you just go to eat? Why did you tell me?"

They stood too close to each other, which made Nicole a little uncomfortable. She took a step back and kept a little distance from him.

"I want you to have dinner with me."

Without another word, Jacob grabbed Nicole's wrist and took her to the elevator.

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